Sourcing quality large picture frames is not as easy as one would think. Of course, you can order them online, but what about their quality and finish? Choosing a big size photo frame is like trying on clothes, it’s time-consuming, highly personal, and a trial-by-error undertaking. Buying large picture frames from your local picture framer is […]
Large decorative picture frames can be sourced online but if you are looking for a unique moulding profile you will need to consult with your local picture framer. They have supplier’s catalogues and should be only too happy to browse through them with you, and what’s more, they can order a sample so you can […]
Any framer worth their gold leaf will be conversant with conservation framing methods. Knowing when to use a museum mount board or conservation mount card is essential to the picture framing craft. Picture framers should also understand how to protect valuable artworks from environmental damage; when extra crossbar supports are needed to strengthen a large stretcher […]
Metal frames are generally speaking about 30% more costly than your average picture frame. Metal frames have to be ordered in cut to the required size of the picture. Camframe does not keep them in stock, but we do have samples for ordering purposes. Metal frames are suitable for photographic works which might be hung […]
Before framing an artwork it is wise to consider the overall size of the finished product once framed. If you have the financial clout of a National Art Gallery and their abundant wall space framing a stamp in a ten-foot-wide mount probably is an option, but as most people live in boxes and place a […]
Bespoke framing! What does it mean? According to Wikipedia it is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification.
Drawings are traditionally mounted, although today floating and surface mounting has increased in popularity. Paper should always be kept away from glass to limit acid damage. Box framing allows for the attractive edge of hand-made watercolour paper to left exposed.
Black and white photographs usually demand either a black or white or silver frame. To introduce a colour into the frame or the mount only distract the eye and the viewer sight will be drawn towards the colour before the photograph and this is not good framing practice. A good picture framer will be aware […]